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Marsalis jazz quintet to play APSU

Classically trained trombonist and award-winning record producer Delfeayo Marsalis will present a concert sponsored by the Clarksville Community Concert Association and the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

The Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Quintet’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for students and APSU students receive free admission with their student ID.

Delfeayo Marsalis with his tromboneA native of New Orleans, Marsalis began studying trombone at the age of 13. He trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute and majored in performance and audio production at Berklee College of Music.

Marsalis began producing records at the age of 17. Since then, he has produced more than 75 major-label recordings for artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Marcus Roberts and Branford Marsalis.

He has toured internationally with jazz legends such as Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach. During a tour with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Marsalis’s performance was filmed for the Ken Burns documentary, “Jazz.”

In addition to producing and touring, Marsalis has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and written musical scores for television, theater and ballet.

For more information about the artist, visit www.delfeayomarslais.com. For more information about the performance, contact Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair and professor of music at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-7810 or by e-mail at oturug@apsu.edu.

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Tina Massey is with Austin Peay State University's Public Relations and Marketing Department. Austin Peay State University is Tennessee's Fastest Growing University. They offer complete associate, bachelor and masters degree programs and are the state's leading provider of online programs.

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